Back to School Resources

Most parents in Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties agree that they want to prepare their children to be successful in school. Get connected to resources to kick-off a successful 2021-2022 school year.



  • (Past) Back to School Supplies: Saturday, July 24th from 10AM-4PM at Boys and Girls Club Avon Park - 207 E State St. Avon Park, FL 33825
  • (Past) Back to School Bash: Sunday, July 25th from 9:30AM-10:30AM at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine - 111 Lake Josephine Dr. Sebring, Florida
  • RNR Tire Express Back to School Backpack Giveaway: Monday - Saturday from 9AM-6PM at 585 US HWY 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. First come, first serve until supplies last. 


  • (Past) Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc. Drive-Thru Back to School Bash: Saturday, July 31st from 10AM-1PM at 2600 Access Rd NW Davenport, FL 33897
  • (Past) Jiles Law, P.A. Back to School Backpack Drive: Saturday, July 31st from 10AM-12PM at 601 West Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880
  • (Past) Polk County Parks and Recreation: Saturday, July 31st from 10AM-12PM at Wilfred Smith Resource Center - 135 Avenue Y NE, Winter Haven, FL
  • (Past) Mulberry Back to School Bash: Saturday, July 31st from 11AM-1PM at Purcell Elementary - 305 NE 1st Ave, Mulberry, FL 33860
  • (Past) It's A Girls' World Foundation Annual Back to School Bookbag Giveaway: Sunday, August 1st from 3PM-6PM at McKenzie's Hair Salon - 118 Palmetto Ave NE, Winter Haven, FL
  • (Past) Summer Palooza: Saturday, August 7th from 10AM-2PM at RP Funding Center - 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
  • (Past) Bartow Regional's Back to School Event: Saturday, August 7th from 9AM-12PM at Bartow Regional Medical Center - 2200 Osprey Blvd, Bartow, FL 33830. Free backpacks to the first 250 students!
  • (Past) Back to School Kick-Off at the Visitor Center: Saturday, August 7th from 8AM-1PM at Central Florida's Visitor Information Center - 101 Adventure Ct, Davenport, FL 33837. Free backpacks will be given to the first 400 students (child must be present to receive backpack). Free Bok Tower Gardens admission tickets for the first 400 students. BOGO Legoland Florida 1-day passes will be available.
  • (Past) Back to School Supply Giveaway: Saturday, August 7th from 12PM-3PM at Larger than Life Event Productions - 2082 E Edgewood Dr. Lakeland, FL 33803. 
  • (Past) Back to School Shoe Giveaway: Sunday, August 8th from 4:30PM-6:30PM at Life Church TPA - 3399 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven, FL 33884
  • (Past) Freddie Stevenson's Back to School Bash: Sunday, August 8th from 3:30PM-7:30PM at Bartow Civic Center - 2250 S Floral Ave Bartow, FL 33830.
  • Back to School Bash at Harvest Church: August 13th, 14th and 15th from 5PM-8PM at Harvest Assembly Church - 2120 Airport Rd. Lakeland, FL 33811
  • Feeding Tampa Bay Back to School Bash: Saturday, August 14th from 10AM-12PM at Center for Behavioral Health 1201 1st St. S Winter Haven, FL 33880
  • Bounce Boy Back to School Extravaganza: Saturday, August 14th from 11AM-3PM at Historic L. B. Brown House Museum - 470 South L.B. Brown Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830